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How to become more news literate on social media 

How to become more news literate on social media 

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

November 4, 2019

Because things can become viral so quickly on social media nowadays, it is important to be able to parse the real from the fake. Here are a few ways to ensure that the stories you are sharing on Facebook are up to snuff. 

CCJ and Macon-Bibb seek solutions to blight

CCJ and Macon-Bibb seek solutions to blight

Emily Farlow

August 27, 2014

When Angela Manson drives around the neighborhood in which she grew up, she can still remember familiar houses and their occupants. But many of those houses in Macon's Pleasant Hill neighborhood are now run-down, abandoned or gone. "It's very disheartening when you drive up the street and you see all...

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Emily Farlow

August 15, 2014

Past editors in chief will probably disagree with what I’m about to say, but I’m going to say it anyway. Last year was one of the most exciting times to be editor in chief of The Cluster, and I am thankful for the experience. How many people can say they were editor of the school newspaper when M...

Center for Collaborative Journalism gives new hope to JMS students

Center for Collaborative Journalism gives new hope to JMS students

Brittany Dant

February 22, 2012

It was announced before Christmas last year that Mercer and local media were coming together to create a Center for Collaborative Journalism. As a follow up to that, the director for Mercer’s new Center for Collaborative Journalism was announced this week. Tim Reagan-Porter is the President and...

What’s Your Major? Journalism

Brittany Dant

April 13, 2011

The journalism department at Mercer not only seeks to teach students essential writing skills but also the important ways in which communication and media affect our lives and culture. According to the journalism and media studies website, central to the pursuit of understanding the complexities of...

INTERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff speaks at Mercer

INTERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff speaks at Mercer

clewis

February 23, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Philadelphia Inquirer editor Hank Klibanoff visited Mercer on Feb. 9 to deliver a lecture on coverage of race relations in the southern and national press during the last half-century, which is the topic of Klibanoff's most recent book...

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